Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) and TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) Contrasting side by side

As Communication Equipment businesses, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) and TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. 609.86M 1.06 34.90M 0.77 33.39
TESSCO Technologies Incorporated 610.77M 0.21 6.22M 0.57 20.96

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies. TESSCO Technologies Incorporated seems to has lower earnings, but higher revenue compared to Comtech Telecommunications Corp. The company with the higher P/E out of the two companies is considered for more expensive of the two firms presently. Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s presently higher P/E ratio means it is more expensive than TESSCO Technologies Incorporated.


Table 2 hightlights the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. 5.72% 7% 4.1%
TESSCO Technologies Incorporated 1.02% 4.7% 2.4%

Risk and Volatility

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s current beta is 1.54 and it happens to be 54.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, TESSCO Technologies Incorporated’s 34.00% volatility makes it more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 1.34 beta.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. are 2.1 and 1.5 respectively. Its competitor TESSCO Technologies Incorporated’s Current Ratio is 1.6 and its Quick Ratio is 0.9. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than TESSCO Technologies Incorporated.


Comtech Telecommunications Corp. pays out a $0.4 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 1.51% dividend yield. On the other side, $0.8 per share with a dividend yield of 5.37% for TESSCO Technologies Incorporated.

Analyst Recommendations

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and TESSCO Technologies Incorporated Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. 0 0 1 3.00
TESSCO Technologies Incorporated 0 0 1 3.00

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has a 48.42% upside potential and an average target price of $40.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and TESSCO Technologies Incorporated has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 91.2% and 65.7%. 3.3% are Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 27.49% of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. 0.67% -10.45% -25.8% -18.69% 16.49% 16.23%
TESSCO Technologies Incorporated -1.57% 1.96% -30.82% -31.12% -33.05% -40.69%

For the past year Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has 16.23% stronger performance while TESSCO Technologies Incorporated has -40.69% weaker performance.


Comtech Telecommunications Corp. beats TESSCO Technologies Incorporated on 12 of the 15 factors.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets products, systems, and services for communications solutions. The companyÂ’s Commercial Solutions segment provides ground-based equipment, such as single channel per carrier modems and solid state amplifiers that facilitate the transmission of voice, video, and data, as well as offers traveling wave tube amplifiers comprising high power narrow-band amplifiers that are used to amplify signals from satellite earth stations; and safety and security technology solutions that enable 911 c. This segment also offers enterprise application technologies, including location-based technology, such as Trusted Location, a software-based scoring system that allows providers to determine mobile location and identify fraudulent behavior and other security risks; Look4, an application that enables customers to build their own applications; Indoor Location, a solution that enables the determination of a cell phone userÂ’s geospatial position; text messaging platforms that are used by wireless carriers to provide short-messaging services and to communicate with 911 public safety answering points; and VirtuMedix, a digital health platform that enables virtual healthcare. The companyÂ’s Government Solutions segment provides command and control technologies, including tactical communications, managed networks, logistics, and end-to-end integration; cyber security training and computer network operations; and satellite-based mobile communications and tracking systems. This segment also offers over-the-horizon microwave systems, such as equipment and systems that transmit digitized voice, video, and data; and solid state high power broadband amplifiers designed for radar, electronic warfare, jamming, medical, and aviation applications. The company serves commercial and government customers worldwide. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.

TESSCO Technologies Incorporated architects and delivers products and value chain solutions to support wireless systems in the United States. It offers base station infrastructure products, including base station antennas, cable and transmission lines, small towers, lightning protection devices, connectors, power systems, enclosures, grounding, jumpers, miscellaneous hardware products, and mobile antennas to build, repair, and upgrade wireless broadband systems; and connector installation, custom jumper assembly, site kitting, and logistics integration services. The company also offers network systems, such as fixed and mobile broadband radio equipment, wireless networking filtering and distributed antenna systems, two-way radios, and security and surveillance products; and training classes, technical support, and engineering design services. In addition, it provides analysis equipment, various frequency, voltage, and power-measuring devices, as well as tools, hardware, GPS, safety and replacement products, and component parts and supplies to install, tune, and maintain wireless communications equipment. Further, the company offers mobile devices and accessory products, such as cellular and smart phone, and data device accessories, such as power supplies, cases, screen protectors, speakers, mobile amplifiers, Bluetooth and corded headsets, mounts, car antennas, music accessories, and data and memory cards. It sells its products to carrier and public network operators, tower owners, program managers, contractors and integrators, private system operators, federal, state and local governments, manufacturers, value-added resellers, retail carrier stores and their independent agents, as well as other local and national retailers under the Ventev, Wireless Solutions, and TerraWave brands. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland.


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